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Barnes and Noble Nook Touch Edition eReader Review

Overall, the Barnes and Noble Nook Touch Edition eReader does one thing and does it exceptionally well.

June 21, 2011
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Conclusion

Performance

Overall, the Barnes & Noble Nook Touch does one thing and does it exceptionally well. If you want an inexpensive eReader for the exclusive purpose of reading eBooks, it's hard to compete with a tablet like the Nook Touch, as it has a great interface and battery life, and for $139 it's not going to break the bank either. Also nice is the fact that you won't have to put up with the notorious "dip to black" effect present on the first generation eInk readers. Still, if you need your tablet to do just about anything else, like audio or video, this tablet probably isn't for you.

Screen Performance

The screen of the Barnes & Noble Nook Touch is nothing special, as the performance of the eInk displays are rather uniform across brands and models, but the new addition of touch interfacing is a great add-on that makes the experience much more enjoyable and easy. You may see eInk readers start to pick this up as a standard feature.

Battery Life

While not the 2 months boasted by Barnes & Noble, the 10-plus day battery life is great for those who are avid readers and don't like to charge their units often. You shouldn't have to worry about losing charge at the worst possible moment should you carefully watch your battery charge.

Ereader:

The improved interface and the highly-detailed eInk screen makes the Nook Touch a great eReader. Its light, compact design makes it easy to handle, and it's small enough to fit into a purse, messenger bag or backpack without much issue.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Amazon Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi Comparison
  7. Barnes & Noble Nook Color Comparison
  8. Kobo eReader Wireless Comparison
  9. Conclusion
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